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Presidential Candidates at NAM Forum call for pro-growth policies.

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November 3, 2011 - After NAM-hosted forum for Republican presidential candidates in Pella, Iowa, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement in which he thanked each candidate for their participation. Timmons called this forum successful and expressed eagerness in "continuing the conversation through the election cycle and beyond" because of the need for pro-growth policies. As emphasized by Timmons, "We need leadership in Washington that will allow manufacturers to lead our economic recovery."

Presidential Candidates at Manufacturing Forum Call for Pro-Growth Policies

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National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC, 20004

Press release date: November 1, 2011

Manufacturers Host Candidates in Iowa to Discuss Economic Growth and Jobs

Washington, D.C. - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted a forum for the Republican presidential candidates today at the Vermeer Corporation headquarters in Pella, Iowa. Moderated by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and PBS Nightly Business Report Co-Anchor and Managing Editor Tom Hudson, the forum featured Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). After the forum, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement:

"Manufacturers and their 12 million manufacturing employees are affected every day by policies in Washington. We thank each of the candidates here today for participating in this important discussion of issues that impact job creation and our ability to grow and compete. Today's forum was a success, and we look forward to continuing the conversation through the election cycle and beyond because we need pro-growth policies. Currently, it is 20 percent more expensive to manufacture in the United States than anywhere else in the industrialized world. We need leadership in Washington that will allow manufacturers to lead our economic recovery.

It is well understood that manufacturing is the key to vital economic growth. An economy that doesn't make things does not grow. That's why it is essential that we implement policies that will make the United States the best place in the world to manufacture. The NAM blueprint is based on investment, trade, workforce development and innovation--cornerstones to job creation and economic recovery. The NAM and the candidates here today share a strong common ground on many of these pro-growth policies that will lift the burden from businesses. An economic plan that eases these burdens will bring back a renaissance of manufacturing and provide a new foundation for the American economy."

The NAM has laid out a comprehensive blueprint to keep manufacturing in the United States competitive, entitled A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth. To view A Manufacturing Renaissance, please click here.


The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit
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